Burning man: art in the desert

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Abrams, Jun 1, 2007 - Art - 159 pages
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For one week in August the Burning Man Festival in Nevadas Black Rock Desert brings people together in a spirit of self-reliance and creativity. Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged audiences. Their most compelling works are large-scale constructions that are burned at the end of the festival, and radically altered vehicles, or art cars. Art at Burning Man, like the experience of being there itself, is a way of being outside routine existence: People return home rejuvenated and inspired to seek ways to express the spirit of the festival in their everyday lives. For more than a decade, A. Leo Nash has been creating a photographic document of this work, and in his photographs we see the wellspring of a new art movement.

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Review: Burning Man: Art in the Desert

User Review  - Julie H. - Goodreads

A. Leo Nash's Burning Man: Art in the Desert shares his account of years of participating as an artist and a photographer of the Burning Man art festival that has occurred for years in the Black Rock ... Read full review

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User Review  - Milkman3367 - Goodreads

A fascinating look at a uniquely american subculture expressed in sculpture. The photographs and commentary challenge the reader's definition of art. Read full review

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